Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”

Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”
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Sophie Weiner,Popular Mechanics

Within our own galaxy, some astronomers believe there may be a massive piece of alien technology, built to harvest energy from a distant star. The star, KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s Star, exhibits strange behavior, flickering and dimming, that can’t be explained by any known astronomical phenomena. A new, unpublished study posted to arXiv reports the results of studying images of the star from the Kepler Telescope over the past four years. The paper shows shocking results: the star’s luminosity varied, sometimes dipping by 20% over the course of the study period. Even more perplexingly, its total luminosity, or flux, diminished by 4% overall over that time…

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